Monday, October 15, 2012


“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” - Harold Whitman

"We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success." 
Henry David Thoreau 

"Things can fall apart, or threaten to, for many reasons, and then there's got to be a leap of faith. Ultimately, when you're at the edge, you have to go forward or backward; if you go forward, you have to jump together." 
Yo-Yo Ma

“Those who dance are called insane by those who don't hear the music.” - Eddie Vedder

“Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?" Rumi

It's been way over a year since I started this blog, which was born out of a heartbreaking ending to a short, brief romance. I'm on the other side of the heartbreak, now have a functional friendship with the man I was involved with and though I haven't forgotten the feelings, I'm entirely transformed from the dark place I was in that inspired me to jump out of a plane and take my first Yes Jump. For this--and for all the amazing things I was compelled to do in the wake of my sadness--I'm truly grateful. I'm grateful for the circumstances--and the pain I felt--because they drove me to a sense of adventure I hadn't embraced before. 

Now, I'm standing at the edge of many other changes in my life. I'm looking at dark places of my past and transforming them by shining light on them. I'm looking at my dreams--my desire to act in films and on stage, and my craving for a return to a life in a big city--and how I can manifest them. I'm right there ready to let my heart soar--as I take to the stage and screen, as I walk down city streets, and as I finally dare to hope again that my heart may find wings, both in these things and eventually--even if it must be slowly given my history--with a new, close companion.